Anthem of the Seas

On Thursday 1 September, one of the largest cruise ships in the world and certainly the largest to ever visit Nova Scotia, docked in Halifax Harbour.  The MS Anthem of the Seas, carrying approximately 4,180 passengers (plus crew) towered over the Halifax waterfront, which, speaking in Nova Scotia terms, is “more than three Peggy’s Cove lighthouses stacked on top of one another”!

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Photo of Anthem of the Seas towering above Pier 21!

Anthem of the Seas in Halifax

Photo Credit: Gary Brinton Photography

It was quite a spectacular sight and certainly kept tourism operators in the area very busy!

I had the wonderful pleasure of touring a group travelling on this ship around the greater Halifax and Dartmouth area.

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They were as interested about Nova Scotia as I was about their travelling city!  One comment from the passengers summed it all up:  “Big and Bigger is not always better”.

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